Return Dates for 'Justified', 'Anger Management', 'Archer', 'Legit' and 'Totally Biased' Announced, Premiere Date for 'Legit'

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November 28th, 2012

via press release:


Justified Returns With Its Fourth Season Tuesday, Jan. 8, 10 PM ET/PT

Anger Management Starts its Back-90 Run on Thursday, Jan. 17 With Consecutive Episodes

At 9 & 9:30 PM ET/PT

Archer Returns For Season Four Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10 PM ET/PT

New Original Comedy Series Legit Premieres Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10:30 PM ET/PT

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell Returns With a New Cycle of Episodes Thursday, Jan. 17 at 11 PM ET/PT


LOS ANGELES, November 28, 2011 – FX, basic cable’s leader for year-round scripted programming, has announced its early 2013 release dates.


The Emmy® Award-winning Justified returns for its fourth season on January 8, and will continue to run Tuesdays at 10 PM ET/PT.  Developed by Graham Yost and starring Timothy Olyphant, Justified is based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard, including Leonard’s short story “Fire in the Hole.”  In Season 3, Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens (Olyphant) faced off against dirty politics, hidden fortunes, a mysterious criminal ringleader named Limehouse, and Quarles, an ambitious gangster from the underbelly of Motor City. This January, Raylan will start to pick at the thread of a cold case over 30 years in the making, unraveling a riddle that echoes all the way back to his boyhood and his criminal father’s bad dealings. Meanwhile, Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) finds his grip on Harlan loosening due to a Pentecostal preacher with a penchant for theatrics and a knack for manipulation to rival his own.  Yost is an Executive Producer, along with Leonard, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Fred Golan. Justified is produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.


Anger Management will begin its back-90 run on Thursday, January 17 with consecutive episodes at 9:00 & 9:30PM before moving to its regularly scheduled timeslot of Thursdays at 9:30 PM ET/PT. Charlie Sheen stars as “Charlie,” a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. He has a successful private practice, holding sessions with his group of primary patient regulars each week, as well as performing pro bono counseling for an inmate group at a state prison. Charlie thrives on the chaos in his life while still battling his own anger issues. His life is complicated by his relationships with his own therapist/best friend, an ex-wife whose positive outlook but poor choice in men frustrates Charlie, and their 13-year-old daughter who has OCD.


FX’s acclaimed animated series Archer returns for its fourth season starting January 17 and will air Thursdays at 10 PM ET/PT. Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that revolves around the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its employees. Although their work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping and undercover surveillance is daunting and dangerous, every covert operation and global crisis is actually just another excuse for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as the highly skilled and incredibly vain master spy “Sterling Archer;” Aisha Tyler as Archer’s fellow agent and ex-girlfriend “Lana Kane;” Jessica Walter as Archer’s domineering mother and the director of ISIS, “Malory Archer;” Chris Parnell as the easily intimidated comptroller-turned ISIS agent “Cyril Figgis;” Judy Greer as Malory’s loquacious secretary, “Cheryl;” Amber Nash as the discordant director of human resources for ISIS, “Pam Poovey;” Adam Reed as the gay voice of reason at ISIS, “Ray Gillette;” Lucky Yates as ISIS’s possibly mad scientist, “Krieger;” and George Coe as Archer’s elderly and always exploited butler, “Woodhouse.”


FX will premiere its newest original comedy series Legit, on January 17 at 10:30 ET/PT immediately following Archer. In Legit, Jim Jefferies is an edgy, foul-mouthed stand-up comedian from Australia, in his mid-30s and living in LA, struggling to make his life and career more "legit," only to find it a difficult, uncomfortable uphill struggle every step of the way. Jim is encouraged in his quest by Steve (Dan Bakkedahl), his neurotic best friend and roommate, a cyber-law library salesman who struggles to stay on his feet in the wake of a divorce, and Steve’s brother, Billy (DJ Qualls), who suffers from advanced staged Muscular Dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair. Legit stars Jim Jefferies as ‘Jim,’ Dan Bakkedahl as ‘Steve’ and DJ Qualls as ‘Billy.’ Peter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies, Rick Cleveland and Lisa Blum serve as Executive Producers. The series is produced by FX Productions. FX has ordered 13 episodes of Legit.


Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bellwill return with a new cycle of episodes Thursday, January 17 at 11 PM ET/PT. Totally Biased, from Bell and Executive Producers Chris Rock, Chuck Sklar and Keri Smith Esguia, stars standup comedian W. Kamau Bell as he hilariously dissects politics, pop culture, race, religion, sex and the media from his own unique point of view. The show features live guests and taped segments. The show is produced by FX Productions.


About FX

FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in nearly 98 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series Sons of Anarchy and Justified; the miniseries American Horror Story: Asylum; the upcoming drama series The Americans; the acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, BrandX with Russell Brand, and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell; and the upcoming comedy Legit. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX's other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, and live sports with UFC and NCAA football.

  • SarahL

    Yay, welcome back Justified and Archer.

  • Jamie

    I can’t wait for Justified :D

  • POI

    i hope Angermanagement gets better than season 1 or ill stop watching cuz season 1 was mediocre

  • Jared K

    Very excited to finally know the premiere dates for Justified and Archer, two of my favorite series on TV. I’m somewhat surprised that FX hasn’t yet set a premiere date for The Americans, but I’m sure that one will be announced in the next month or two.

  • Bee

    the americans will most likely begin wednesdays at 10PM after AHS wraps up in january.

  • Ben

    Does anyone know how the 90 remaining episodes of Anger Management will be aired? Have they said over how many years?

    It’s pretty weird seeing the words “back-90 run”. Charlie really worked out quite a deal there.


    Justified was announced on AHS promo & I’ve been ecstatic ever since.

    AHS is a mini-series? No doubt, FX has a serious slate of original programming.

  • Rod

    I can’t wait for Justified.

  • r0ckmypants

    @The Old Man – Because AHS is designed as an “anthology” show (each season telling a complete story separate from previous ones, new characters, new actors, but common themes), they’ve started calling each season a miniseries. That’s also how they’re submitted for the Emmys.


    @ r0ckmypants

    Wasn’t it submitted as a TV series S01? If it was a miniseries, I did miss that for the Emmys. It’s interesting, since other shows (ie) The Closer, Game of Thrones et al were submitted as series.

  • Dan S

    Kind of curious in checking out Legit. If it turns out to be another multi-cam like Anger Mgt. I’ll pass. Always enjoy watching Justified & Archer which is a lot edgier toon than what Fox can air.

  • Hillbilly

    Justified rules. :cool:

  • Ram510

    YAY Archer!!! I’m happy to see FX put Archer in a big comedy block and not on its own (I’m bit going to count Unsupervised and Testees although Legit doesn’t sound much better.

    But what’s with FX announcing premiere dates so late. That’s not a lot if time to promote Anger Management

  • Concerned Citizen

    Justified and Archer are both awesome. Hopefully Legit and The Americans will be as well.

  • sam

    Can’t wait for new Justified. The best show on TV with the best cast.

  • phx24

    Jan 8 can’t come soon enough. I hope Quarles is somehow alive since I think he was the highlight of season 3. Welcome back JUSTIFIED!!!!!!!!

  • Hugh

    Jan. 8! Only 5 weeks to go.

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  • Ben

    I can’t wait to see the return of Archer on FX. H. Jon Benjamin also stars on Fox’s Bob’s Burgers. There’s going to be a crossover of the two series in the near future, which I am sure will be very funny.

  • Nic

    Just finished re-watching season 3 of Justified. January 8th can’t come soon enough!!

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